The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them.
Americans have never been more reliant on students to bring them the day's news. We make sure students can fearlessly share ideas and information free from retaliation.
We're shining a spotlight in the dark crevices of campuses where financial mismanagement and safety hazards hide. Citizen engagement starts with open, accountable government.
Students want a say in education policy, and policymakers need to hear their unique perspective. We help young people use their voices to advocate for social change.
A university administrator cited Title IX as justification for censoring the satirical article, but the university's harsh discipline measures might be illegal.
The former high school student who tweeted "Actually yeah" in response to an anonymous charge that he had made out with a female teacher will receive hundreds of thousands in a federal court settlement.
The SPLC spoke with Jeremy Steele who is heading up the effort in Michigan to pass meaningful legislation that guarantees the rights of student journalists.
The high school newspaper ultimately narrowed its request and received some documents for free, but reporters are still frustrated at the high price tag and their inability to receive the bulk of the information they wanted.
Tim Tai, who was captured on a viral video defending his First Amendment rights against a no-media policy, was named the recipient of the First Amendment Defender Award.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that it is too broad to exempt any evaluatory records of university faculty from disclosure.
College campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods regularly are the scene of mass public gatherings, some celebratory and some enraged, some planned and some spontaneous.
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about a student’s right to a free press.
The Student Press Law Center answers your most frequently asked questions about open records and open meetings.
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